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Graphene Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link
2014-04-29 03:25:10

Mike Williams, Rice University Rice, Georgia Tech experiments determine real-world limits of two-dimensional carbon There is no disputing graphene is strong. But new research by Rice University and the Georgia Institute of Technology should prompt manufacturers to look a little deeper as they consider the miracle material for applications. The atom-thick sheet of carbon discovered this century is touted not just for its electrical properties but also for its physical strength and...

2014-04-29 09:52:38

New research looking at the success of clinical trials of stem cell therapy shows that trials appear to be more successful in studies where there are more discrepancies in the trial data. Researchers from Imperial College London conducted a meta-analysis of 49 randomised controlled trials of bone marrow stem cell therapy for heart disease. The study, published today in the British Medical Journal, identified and listed over 600 discrepancies within the trial reports. Discrepancies were...

2014-04-29 08:42:43

Series A Financing led by Signia Venture Partners and Webb Investment Network SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepperdata (www.pepperdata.com), a software company that delivers predictability, capacity, and visibility for Hadoop, announced today it has raised $5M in Series A financing led by Signia Venture Partners and Webb Investment Network. The company's investors also include Jerry Yang, founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures and cofounder of Yahoo; Ed Zander, former...

2014-04-29 08:36:49

GULF SHORES, Ala., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If successful, Neuralgene's (http://www.neuralgene.com) PRCN-323 treatment could significantly change the prognosis for everyone with the rare genetic disorder known as adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. The biotech company has recently celebrated a series of early successes in the treatment of other neurological conditions like ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Founder and CEO Jason Williams, M.D., believes his team is on the path toward a cure...

neurogrid
2014-04-29 06:59:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since their inception to the present day, computers have been getting smaller and faster. We now even carry smartphones in our pockets that can do more than the room sized supercomputers of past decades. Despite this, the very best personal computer (PC) available today runs slower and consumes more energy than the human brain. For that matter, a PC simulation of a mouse's brain functions runs 9,000 times slower than the actual mouse's...

2014-04-28 23:00:17

In partnership, Sellafield Ltd., Westinghouse Electric UK, and Fauske & Associates, LLC have conceived, modeled and experimentally verified an innovative solution to the problem of hydrogen removal from shielded containers with significant hydrogen generation rates. This solution permits passive storage of spent metallic nuclear fuel and zeolytes in a shielded container that is vented by a practical number of commercially available filters. Burr Ridge, IL, USA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014...

Creating Nanowires Only Three Atoms Wide With An Electron Beam
2014-04-28 03:12:14

David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University Junhao Lin, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. student and visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has found a way to use a finely focused beam of electrons to create some of the smallest wires ever made. The flexible metallic wires are only three atoms wide: One thousandth the width of the microscopic wires used to connect the transistors in today's integrated circuits. Lin's achievement is described in an article published online...

Thin-film Battery For Portable, Wearable Electronics
2014-04-28 03:28:04

Mike Williams, Rice University A Rice University laboratory has flexible, portable and wearable electronics in its sights with the creation of a thin film for energy storage. Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues have developed a flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance that combines the best qualities of a high-energy battery and a high-powered supercapacitor without the...

2014-04-28 12:23:39

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three more companies will be attending the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid as members according to an announcement today by the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS). The new members are Nest, C3 Energy, and Sensus. ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology companies,...

2014-04-28 10:06:21

Graphene has possible uses in brain cancer treatment, neuroregeneration, functional neurosurgery, and more The development of graphene—a highly advanced metamaterial with many unique and varied properties—may lead to exciting new applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, according to a report in the May issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of...


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The History Of Virtual Reality
2014-07-01 08:19:17

Virtual reality (also known as immersive multimedia) is a computer-simulated environment that mocks or simulates real-world environments, as well as simulates physical presences in real or imagined worlds. VR technology has traditionally been a virtual sight- and perhaps sound-based experience, but has the potential to recreate other sensory experiences, such as virtual taste, smell, and even touch. As for touch (haptic technology), some systems have already included such experiences in...

Maglev
2014-04-11 09:17:26

Maglev is a vehicle propulsion system that uses magnetic levitation to move a vehicle with magnets instead of wheels. The vehicle hovers a short distance above the guide way by magnets and also uses the magnets for motion. The operation of this system is quite and maintains less friction for improved acceleration and deceleration. Weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle. Currently, some trains make use of the Maglev system, but vacuum tube trains could allow a Maglev system...

Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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